The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2.5G
Rank 65 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £395 £300
% change year-on-year
- +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
2.5G
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
183 177 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.70% 19.14% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 74 81
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 2.5G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2.5G across the Reading region.

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in Reading

2.5G
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 2.5G.

1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) SCCP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCP
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
General
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms